Period
to 17 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 19139 18601 22303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.98% 18.85% 21.59%
As % of the General category 53.21% 52.56% 54.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 13293 15720
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £293 £288
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 252 310
England median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.23 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £56.34 £48.83
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.90 £21.50
% change year-on-year +10.05% -2.79% +19.44%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35967 35392 40719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.42% 35.86% 39.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24095 23916 26680
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £630
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 899 1102
England median hourly rate £26.50 £24.41 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.56% +6.92% +1.47%
10th Percentile £12.09 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.30 £46.08 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £24.41 £23.75
% change year-on-year +8.56% +2.78% +7.95%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 11443 £525 +7.69% 2311
South East +1 2591 £438 +2.94% 387
North of England 0 1871 £410 +2.50% 363
South West 0 1184 £410 +6.49% 166
Midlands 0 1141 £400 -5.88% 173
North West 0 991 £420 +1.51% 210
East of England +1 815 £450 +5.88% 157
Yorkshire 0 768 £418 +4.50% 131
West Midlands +1 609 £400 -5.88% 98
East Midlands 0 503 £413 -2.94% 75
North East +11 122 £400 +8.11% 22
South Coast -3 2 - -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 4976 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4859 (25.39%) Banking
3 2808 (14.67%) SQL
4 2765 (14.45%) Java
5 2306 (12.05%) Project Management
6 2173 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 2000 (10.45%) Microsoft
8 1758 (9.19%) Oracle
9 1723 (9.00%) SAP
10 1697 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
11 1673 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
12 1606 (8.39%) JavaScript
13 1500 (7.84%) Windows
14 1480 (7.73%) Scrum
15 1446 (7.56%) C#
16 1368 (7.15%) Linux
17 1350 (7.05%) Marketing
18 1349 (7.05%) TDD
19 1318 (6.89%) SQL Server
20 1290 (6.74%) Investment Banking
21 1279 (6.68%) Migration
22 1276 (6.67%) HTML
23 1252 (6.54%) Programme Management
24 1244 (6.50%) Degree
25 1215 (6.35%) .NET
26 1202 (6.28%) Python
27 1156 (6.04%) Front Office
28 1149 (6.00%) Change Management
29 1147 (5.99%) Retail
30 1135 (5.93%) Telecoms

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 416 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 289 (1.51%) Confluence
3 285 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 229 (1.20%) Apache
5 205 (1.07%) SAS
6 203 (1.06%) CMS
7 193 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 185 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 163 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 147 (0.77%) IIS
11 146 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 137 (0.72%) JBoss
13 112 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 108 (0.56%) Skype for Business
15 106 (0.55%) Mule
16 96 (0.50%) WebLogic
17 94 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
18 79 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 78 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
20 61 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 1054 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 778 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
3 448 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 395 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
5 368 (1.92%) MS Visio
6 125 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 103 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 64 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 56 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 41 (0.21%) InVision
11 18 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
12 15 (0.078%) SPSS
13 12 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
14 11 (0.057%) InDesign
15 9 (0.047%) Chatbot
16 6 (0.031%) InfoPath
16 6 (0.031%) Open Workbench
17 4 (0.021%) EngageOne
17 4 (0.021%) GIMP
17 4 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 229 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 198 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 194 (1.01%) SAP FI
4 172 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 172 (0.90%) SAP CO
5 165 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
6 158 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
7 129 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
8 111 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
9 105 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
10 83 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
11 78 (0.41%) ION MarketView
12 76 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
13 65 (0.34%) Temenos T24
14 61 (0.32%) SAP ERP
15 59 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
16 53 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
17 51 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
18 45 (0.24%) Markit EDM
19 44 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 856 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 648 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 321 (1.68%) Office 365
4 178 (0.93%) PaaS
5 171 (0.89%) SaaS
6 124 (0.65%) IaaS
7 104 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 100 (0.52%) GitHub
9 95 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
10 92 (0.48%) OpenShift
11 68 (0.36%) Serverless
12 66 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 54 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
14 50 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
15 49 (0.26%) npm
16 44 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 41 (0.21%) Amazon S3
18 32 (0.17%) Google Analytics
19 25 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
20 23 (0.12%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 365 (1.91%) Firewall
2 239 (1.25%) Internet
3 229 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 223 (1.17%) LAN
5 214 (1.12%) WAN
6 210 (1.10%) SAN
7 186 (0.97%) DNS
8 154 (0.80%) Network Security
8 154 (0.80%) VPN
9 151 (0.79%) SMS
10 129 (0.67%) Wireless
11 100 (0.52%) LDAP
12 98 (0.51%) Skype
13 92 (0.48%) HTTP
14 88 (0.46%) DHCP
15 87 (0.45%) NAS
16 86 (0.45%) SSL
17 78 (0.41%) BGP
18 70 (0.37%) VoIP
18 70 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1318 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 629 (3.29%) Big Data
3 582 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
4 552 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 436 (2.28%) Hadoop
6 413 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 358 (1.87%) MongoDB
8 330 (1.72%) NoSQL
9 324 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 276 (1.44%) MySQL
11 264 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 220 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
13 199 (1.04%) Blockchain
14 198 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 197 (1.03%) RDBMS
16 163 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
17 162 (0.85%) Power BI
18 148 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
19 140 (0.73%) Apache Hive
20 138 (0.72%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 836 (4.37%) Git (software)
2 753 (3.93%) JIRA
3 734 (3.84%) Jenkins
4 469 (2.45%) Maven
5 274 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 268 (1.40%) Subversion
7 245 (1.28%) Selenium
8 242 (1.26%) TeamCity
9 201 (1.05%) Cucumber
10 170 (0.89%) JUnit
11 151 (0.79%) Visual Studio
12 122 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
13 116 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 106 (0.55%) Gradle
14 106 (0.55%) NUnit
15 105 (0.55%) Bitbucket
16 97 (0.51%) SoapUI
17 88 (0.46%) Grunt
18 87 (0.45%) Mockito
19 86 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 4859 (25.39%) Banking
2 1350 (7.05%) Marketing
3 1290 (6.74%) Investment Banking
4 1156 (6.04%) Front Office
5 1147 (5.99%) Retail
6 1135 (5.93%) Telecoms
7 999 (5.22%) Manufacturing
8 782 (4.09%) Electronics
9 734 (3.84%) Financial Institution
10 599 (3.13%) Legal
11 304 (1.59%) Retail Banking
12 296 (1.55%) Back Office
13 221 (1.15%) Advertising
14 215 (1.12%) Law
15 173 (0.90%) Billing
16 155 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
17 148 (0.77%) General Ledger
18 108 (0.56%) Publishing
19 96 (0.50%) Games
20 85 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4673 (24.42%) Developer
2 4015 (20.98%) Analyst
3 2008 (10.49%) Project Manager
4 1868 (9.76%) Business Analyst
5 1252 (6.54%) Java Developer
6 1220 (6.37%) Architect
7 1122 (5.86%) Consultant
8 698 (3.65%) Senior Developer
9 605 (3.16%) C# Developer
10 562 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
11 445 (2.33%) .NET Developer
12 426 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
13 418 (2.18%) IT Manager
14 404 (2.11%) SQL Developer
15 362 (1.89%) Data Analyst
16 336 (1.76%) Senior Manager
16 336 (1.76%) Test Analyst
17 328 (1.71%) Administrator
18 327 (1.71%) DevOps Engineer
19 313 (1.64%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1276 (6.67%) HTML
2 1215 (6.35%) .NET
3 979 (5.12%) CSS
4 927 (4.84%) AngularJS
5 776 (4.05%) Web Services
6 715 (3.74%) HTML5
7 660 (3.45%) REST
8 654 (3.42%) Spring
9 642 (3.35%) XML
10 534 (2.79%) JSON
11 480 (2.51%) Node.js
12 467 (2.44%) Middleware
13 448 (2.34%) SOAP
14 439 (2.29%) React
15 423 (2.21%) ASP.NET
16 418 (2.18%) jQuery
17 393 (2.05%) RESTful
18 349 (1.82%) CSS3
19 276 (1.44%) J2EE
20 253 (1.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1697 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 629 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 612 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
4 602 (3.15%) User Experience
5 565 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 558 (2.92%) Derivative
7 469 (2.45%) Fixed Income
8 456 (2.38%) Computer Science
9 439 (2.29%) Fintech
10 422 (2.20%) Data Centre
11 397 (2.07%) Equities
12 282 (1.47%) Virtual Team
13 274 (1.43%) Mobile App
14 228 (1.19%) Market Risk
15 223 (1.17%) Credit Risk
16 199 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
17 168 (0.88%) Hedge funds
18 162 (0.85%) Data Structures
19 115 (0.60%) NHS
20 112 (0.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1500 (7.84%) Windows
2 1368 (7.15%) Linux
3 1034 (5.40%) Unix
4 394 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 214 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 213 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 210 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 209 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 195 (1.02%) Android
10 176 (0.92%) Windows 10
11 156 (0.82%) Solaris
12 138 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
13 88 (0.46%) AIX
14 48 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (0.21%) CentOS
16 36 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 34 (0.18%) Windows 8
18 30 (0.16%) Windows XP
19 28 (0.15%) SUSE
19 28 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4976 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2306 (12.05%) Project Management
3 2173 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1673 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
5 1480 (7.73%) Scrum
6 1349 (7.05%) TDD
7 1279 (6.68%) Migration
8 1252 (6.54%) Programme Management
9 1149 (6.00%) Change Management
10 1112 (5.81%) DevOps
11 1076 (5.62%) Business Analysis
12 991 (5.18%) Analytics
13 958 (5.01%) PRINCE2
14 933 (4.87%) SDLC
15 853 (4.46%) ITIL
16 832 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
17 829 (4.33%) Digital Marketing
18 823 (4.30%) Test Automation
19 814 (4.25%) Risk Management
20 749 (3.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2808 (14.67%) SQL
2 2765 (14.45%) Java
3 1606 (8.39%) JavaScript
4 1446 (7.56%) C#
5 1202 (6.28%) Python
6 480 (2.51%) C++
7 389 (2.03%) PowerShell
8 332 (1.73%) Perl
8 332 (1.73%) VBA
9 315 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 301 (1.57%) Shell Script
11 269 (1.41%) Ruby
12 252 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 246 (1.29%) Scala
14 239 (1.25%) Bash Shell
15 223 (1.17%) C
16 159 (0.83%) R
16 159 (0.83%) TypeScript
17 157 (0.82%) PHP
18 139 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1244 (6.50%) Degree
2 728 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 517 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 234 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 219 (1.14%) PMP
6 214 (1.12%) CISSP
7 189 (0.99%) ISEB
8 188 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 174 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 152 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 149 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 142 (0.74%) CISM
13 125 (0.65%) DV Cleared
13 125 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
14 124 (0.65%) CCNP
15 123 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 98 (0.51%) ISTQB
17 86 (0.45%) MCSE
18 84 (0.44%) ACCA
19 83 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 718 (3.75%) PMO
2 677 (3.54%) QA
3 469 (2.45%) MiFID
4 420 (2.19%) GDPR
5 264 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 235 (1.23%) SLA
7 154 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 123 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 100 (0.52%) EMIR
10 81 (0.42%) IFRS
11 70 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 51 (0.27%) PSD2
13 49 (0.26%) IFRS 9
14 42 (0.22%) COBIT
14 42 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
15 41 (0.21%) Solvency II
16 33 (0.17%) SEPA
17 29 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 25 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
19 22 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 608 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 429 (2.24%) Docker
3 242 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (0.43%) HDFS
6 70 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 56 (0.29%) vSphere
8 50 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (0.26%) XenApp
9 46 (0.24%) Apache Flume
10 41 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 41 (0.21%) XenDesktop
11 39 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 34 (0.18%) NFS
13 31 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 30 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 30 (0.16%) Veritas File System
15 28 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
16 21 (0.11%) Firmware
17 20 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 458 (2.39%) Ansible
2 388 (2.03%) Puppet
3 280 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 194 (1.01%) SCCM
5 156 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 150 (0.78%) Terraform
7 102 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 73 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 50 (0.26%) Nagios
10 44 (0.23%) Kibana
11 42 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
12 40 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
13 35 (0.18%) Packer
14 34 (0.18%) TIBCO Hawk
15 33 (0.17%) logstash
15 33 (0.17%) MOM
16 32 (0.17%) Control-M
17 30 (0.16%) Oozie
17 30 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 30 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2000 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 1758 (9.19%) Oracle
3 1723 (9.00%) SAP
4 438 (2.29%) VMware
5 432 (2.26%) Cisco
6 410 (2.14%) IBM
7 303 (1.58%) Citrix
8 282 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 272 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 241 (1.26%) HP
11 237 (1.24%) Sybase
12 208 (1.09%) Adobe
13 190 (0.99%) Tableau
14 188 (0.98%) Bloomberg
15 175 (0.91%) TIBCO
16 174 (0.91%) Google
17 162 (0.85%) ServiceNow
18 158 (0.83%) Splunk
19 147 (0.77%) CheckPoint
20 122 (0.64%) Symantec